Career Booster: how to communicate with impact in a job interview

28 February 2019



Participants will:

  • understand the fundamentals of effective communication,
  • become aware of their individual communication style,
  • discover how their inner values, beliefs and motivations impact their communication style,
  • learn to communicate their idea with confidence, clarity and structure,
  • fear, feel, center and recover: how to rebound when things go ‘wrong’,
  • design an elevator statement and practice it in an interview situation,
  • ask for and receive feedback.


Communicating effectively is at the heart of building trust, engaging an audience and creating a strong impact with them. It is the key to networking, landing a job interview, and, ultimately, to successfully navigating the interview process. In all these situations is important for applicants to be aware of and stay comfortable with their own emotions, as well as the reactions from others, in order to create an impact they wish to have.

This workshop supports young academics in discovering their personal leadership style and in leveraging when communicating an idea – be it a research or business idea, or a personal vision of themselves in an organisation.
They experience the challenges of communicating under pressure and learn to remain confident, to stay connected to themselves and to the audience, and to attentively listen and respond to questions.

The workshop complements the other two career-centred trainings and requires that participants have attended either the Career Compass or the Career Launcher before.

General information

Dates: 28 February 2019

Schedule: 10.00 - 18.00

Venue: University of Neuchâtel, Faculté des sciences, UniMail, Building A, room A218

Credit points: 0.5 ECTS (Communication)

Evaluation: Active participation

Information: Please contact the doctoral program coordinator Sara Santi

Meals: no meals expenses reimbursement

Travel expenses: For participants of the DP-biol doctoral program in Organismal biology. Please send original the train tickets (half-fare, 2nd class) with the reimbursement form to Sara Santi. For more information see the travel expenses reimbursement section


  • This course is open to all Ph.D students. However, until 7 February 2019 priority is given to "Interuniversity doctoral program in Organismal Biology"  participants.
  • Post-docs are welcome if places are still available.
  • Minimum number of participants: 10, maximum: 16. 
  • This course is free, but the effective cost is approx. CHF 300.00 per person. Therefore, a waiting list will be prepared to ensure that there are no empty seats.

Registration: through the web only: Closed - The course is full.

Deadline: 14 February 2019

Please check our Cancellation policy.

Free cancellation before deadline. Cancellation fee after registration deadline: CHF 100.-